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McGREGOR, JAN. 20,1860.
Mineral Gr»t it Is beginning to leak out thnt tlie Pteeidcnt clcct is a No. 1 talkist. A per sonal acquaintance with the distinguished character—not intimate at all, but steam boat-ical—to St. Paul, Minnehaha, Min neapolis, Minneiska, Minnesota and- all the other Minuet of the North, caused*its to think that GRANT HIS VIEWS WITH REGARD TO REBEI.S. "I am in favor," said General Grant to a friend, "of general amnesty. When the war ended I was in favor of a more ex tended amnesty than was either Mr. Lin |fcln or Mr. Johnson. I was in favor of Amnesty to all except the men who orga nized the Confederate government, or JKither those leaders who organized the Movement which declared the rebel States •ut of the Union. Those who adheared to their States after they had established a dc facto goverment, and had nettling to do ft organizing the rebellion, I thought it best to admit to amnesty. Now, I would fliake no exceptions." BE.VAOR 3I0RGAV. "Morgan always seemed to m«," soys Grant, "to be a mere bag of dollars—shake the dollars out and there would be nothing left but the bag. His labors as a Senator seem to be to secure his re-election. While 1 have never heard his integrity ques tioned. I never knew an officer appointed his request who did not have the repu tation of being a corrupt man. I think the defeat of Morgan would be a heavy #ow to the whisky ring in New York." UORACE CREELET. In answer to a direct Question whether be thought of inviting Mr. Greeley to ac cept the appointment as Postmaster-Gen eral, he replied: "Mr. Greeley has pub lished some unpalatable things about me, but I have no doubt he thought at the lime they were true. Greeley is a good #an, a great man, and a faithful, honest, «nd efficient advocate of the cauce of human liberty. He always seemed to me exaggerate the bright side of human uture, and underrate its dark side. He #3xaggrerates the capacity of the necro, while be underrates the crimes of Jeff. Davis. Such men are always the dupes of Ven of inferior abilities, who are cunning «nd dishonest. This is a creditable fu.il fpfb The world is better for Greeley having lived in it and erred in it. I like ipreeley better than I hage any reason to jMppose he likes me." If it be deemed adyisable to grant a pmsion to Mrs. Lincoln, let the reuson for ft be fairly stated. Senator Morton, in fettooducing his bill for that purpose, rest ad it on the ground that Mr. Lincoln was pilled in war. This is so notoriously at Variance with the facts ia the case that it tPust have required an unusual amount of hardihood in a senator to make such a statement in the United States senate. It U proof that, in the opinion of this sena tor, no facts exist which lawfully entitle Mrs. Lincoln to a pension, and that, if fions ne be granted her, it must be on aseump which will not bear inquiry. a As to the general disposition in regard to Mrs. Lincoln, tax-payers of the country #ould make no objections on economical grounds to granting her a pension. Their ipspecfi for Mr. Lincoln's memory would lead them to &«Ofi the project but con* fressconstitutionauthority derives no from this fact. %he lalacs. i a s was not likely to talk In an cxtensive way. Our trip—Capt. WEBB commanding the hurricane dock and dining table, and Gen. LAWLER pre siding over the socia-stir-up-good feeling ism, was a most agreeable one, bnt Ulysses did not speak out much. Of this trip, ksrcaftcr. The New York World is quite Mnsational. It, he or she, hirers some »an in Washington to write something to it, daily. Below is some of the writing. We bet nothing on it, because the World —not THE WORLD (hat God made—but tile World of Manton Marble, played "sensation" and beat Seymour by its re port of his declining candidacy after the October elections. All of us know how that report destroyed the prestige then fetid by Gov. Seymour. All of us believe that it was got up to defeat our candidate tad hence we place but little confidence in that World. Its ability mav be conceded bat not its reliability in matters of fact. A Washington letter to the un-illustrateu loading sensation paper of New York tells us of a column or two of table talk by Gen. Grant. lie discusses, very freely, the characters of some distinguished men of the Republic, and as a matter of curi* ocity we clip a portion*oLihe reported talk. Do jour own concluding asto its ftrity. CEN. V'CLZLLAS. In answer to the inquiry about the newspaper story that he had offered a Cabinet portfolio to Generul McClellan, General Grant said: "There is no truth in the report that I have offered General McClellan a place in my Cabinet." After a moment's reflection he added: "I do not •aj that 1 hare not thought of doing it, mm! I know of no one who has a right to «lyect. When I am inaugurated I shall be President of the United States not the head of a party. I shall be the executive officer of the whole people—bot of a mere •majority. I shall oever resaove a good Man and a competent oftcer who is a Democrat, to make place for a bad man, or an incompetent iuan, who is a Repub lican. I know something of politicians. While I believe I was the first choice of the masses of the Republican party, I be lieve I w»S the last choice of a majority of its leaders. If these latter had im agined there was any possibility of elect ing anybody else they never would have •nminated me. I shall support the lie* publican party whenever its policy com mends itself to my judgment and con sciencc, and I shall observe the same con duct toward the Democratic party. So in regard to appointments, if I think the in terests of the country will be subserved by placing in office a man who opposed mj election, this latter fact will not deter •e from making the appointment. Mc Clellan, continued General Grant, is an •Ible soldier, a good citizen, and a pure •tan. lie has great powers of organiza tion. The army of the Potomac was the best organized, the best equipped, and the best disciplined army the world ever saw. For accomplishing this at least the coun ty is indebted to McClellan. Another remarkable fact is that, while to a large extent McClellan lost the confidence of the eountry, he never lost the confidence of his army. I knew full well that when I succeeded to the command of that army I did not supplant him in its affections, lie Was its first love. It was natural and just. I should dislike to think that 1 was sup planted in the affections of my old army ef the Tennessee by either of my worthy Successors." has been so frequently violated on prentences whioh bad not an atom of truth* to support them, that it is hardly an objection to a political measure •ow to say that it is un-constitutional. The question of granting the pension is not one of expedSeocj or sentiment, bnt of sower Where is the authority for it? Is it in the false assumption ob wtueh Senator Morton reat hi» billt Scene in a French eourt.—The Presi dent—"Prisoner, did you stoaf this silver spoon from this gentleman's house?"— "Prisoner—"Your Honor, upon my wow! thought it was a pewfceroM*" Matrimony is a circus. Many noble creatures enter it, run round and round, and kirk up a fine dust, but how few get properly trained and broken into it! Lovers' vows at an evening party afe but paper hoop*—held up one moment, and broken through the nest. Compliments are. the Hue fires that light up Ufa's dingy scenery Heads of Departments at Washington arc as diflicult to keep together as the six or seven- horses which are ridden by Mr. Cooke at the New York Circus. One re fractory horse will pot out all the others and floor Mr. Cooke-, so one restive Secre tary will disturb the rest, and throw a President completely on his back. A beauty in curl-papers is a clown with out paint. Be considerate to all fools. Many a clown who tumbles in public to make you laugh aches bitterly for it, perhaps, in pri vate. I call charity "lowering a difficulty—as we lower a scarf in a circle—when you 6ee a person hasn't the strength to leap over it." The true aim of satire should be—like that of our guns—making a good report, but wounding no one. Perseverance is failing nineteen times, and succeeding the twentieth but, when you succecd, good gracious me how the applause does comc down The stage has two sides, like its "ban ners"—the one brilliant, and the other dull—and the public judges of it by see ing only the brilliant side. I have observed many tumbles through life, but I have invaribiy noticed that it is the man who mounts the high horse that reeeives the least pity when he falls. Genius, like tho intle of Grimaldi, is claimed by every fool, but possessed by scarcely one. The only ring in which the whip should not be used is the wedding ring whenever it is used, you may put it down as a bacny managed circle, that is a disgrace to the ring. Life may be compared to those of the golden goblets that fiash at our banquets on the stanc it looks very splendid, and you fancy it is full of the most intoxica ting draughts, but put it to your lips, and you wtll find there is nothing in it!—noth ing but hollowness, mockery and disap pointment Senator Sherman is preparing a bill a mending the tenure-of-office act. The principal points of his measure are the repeal of all parts of that act which relate to the tenure of cabinet-officers, and im portant modification of the law relating to suspensions for cause. Under the proposed act the President will report that an officer is suspended for cause. The bonus of demanding an investigation is thrown on the officer so suspended. If within forty days the officer files such a written demand, the President must furnish the charges, and the Senate confirms or amends such suspension. If no# made within this time, the suspension amounts to a full removal. Ad interim appointments will be allowed pay during the time of their service, the money lor that purpose to be drawa from the contingent fund. There is no mistake about it, TION RITTF.RS WOMAN.—A MAN.—A A The late Baron Rothschild was uncere monious with high and low alike. A great parsonage once penetrated into his cabinet, while the Baron was very busy. The Baron never looking up, said, with that slight German accmt which gave character to his remarks. "Take a shuir.'' "Pardon," said the visitor, rather haught ity, "you didn't hear the announcement of my name, I am tl e Count "Ferry well," replied the Baron, without lifting his eyes from the sheet, "tukc two shairs." SPEAKFNO of the Capitol, the Kenosha (Wis.) Union says Our state senate and assembly chambers are being newly painted and varnished, preparatory to the assembling of the legis lature on the 13th inst., "And when he is come he findeth it empty, swept and takcth with himself seven other spirits more wick ed than himself, and they enter and dwell there Even so shall it be also*unto this wicked generation."—Mathcic XII An honest German in Philadelphia, listening to an account of a married wo man's elopement with "another man," the other day, got greatly excited over it, and spluttered over it with great vehemence: "If my vife runs away mit anundcr man's vifc, 1 vill shake him out of her preeches if she be miue own fader, tunder sacre READING.—The •I amusement of reading is among the greatest consolations of life it is the nurse of virtue the upholder of adversity the prop of independence the supporter of ju6t pride the strengthener of elevated opinions it is a shield against the tyranny of all petty passions it is the repeller of the fool s scoff and the knaves reason. In Decatur, 111., the other day, a man thought he had found a long piece of dress goods upon the pavement, lie picked up one end of it and commenced wrapping it around his arm when on looking around the corner he discovered a lady at the other end quietly talking to a friend, lie con eluded to abandon his prize. One of the best presentation speec! es ever heard is said to be the following, ad dressed by one of the workmen in a rail road 6hop in Illinois, on presenting ft watch to the time keeper "lie dad, boss we trust the watch will keep as good time for yce« as jees have kept for uz this many a year/* "FINE FEATITIMI* DON'T MAIM BIRRS."—The THE POINT.—The PLANTA will ward off Fever and Ague and all kindred diseases, if used in time. No family reed suffer from this distressing complaint if they will keep PLANTATION BITTERS in the house, and use it according to directions. The most important ingredient of this medicine is Calisaya or Peruvian Bark, which is known to be the finest and purest tonic in the vegetable kingdom. The extract of this Bark is the active principle of all the good Fever and Ague Medicines pre scribed by intelligent doctors. Calisaya Bark is used extensively in the manufac ture of PLANTATION BITSEBS, as well as quinine, and wc dare say they owe their popularity mostly to that fkct. We can recommend them. We cannot give op our spacc to anything in the line of essay or musings, or refl«ct ion8-unlcss it should possess extraordinary merit. Wiiteus some iact, incident or trans action which has happened in your vicinity of sufficient importance to justify publica tion, and you will deserve and receive our heartiest thanks. Write something about your county or about your township. There are an abundance of excellent topics—the soil, crops, business chances, accidents, incidents, &c., &c.—upon which informa tion will be valuable. Wo have' several pounds of essays, sermons, &c.t in our library, including those of Bacon. Some of them are of the highest merit, but our readers would find them dull and prosy in a newspaper. So of original poetry. It must possess extraordinary merit, or we don't want it. And we don't want it very badly even then If you can't do bet ter, break your leg or arm, and send us word and we will publish it. Do you see the point? The following ttatement shows the par value and the market value of the stock of a few of the New England manufacturing companies Androscoggin Mills (par value S100..185 Pepperell Manufacturing Company (par value $100 1,105 Pacific Mills (par value $100) 2,015 Nashua Company (par value $100)...755 Stark Mills (par value $100) 1,275 Chicopee Manufacturing Company (par raise $100) 275 Salisbury Eanufacturing Company (par value $100) 270J Boott Cotton Mills (per value $100.. 1,080 Laconia Manufacturing Company (par value $100) 1,200 Amoskeag Manufacturing Company (par value $100) 1,312£ Great Falls ManufacturingCompany (par value $100) 215 These are the people wtfo are prcsistcnt ly howling for "protectionand it is "protection," which is only a refinement for downrght robbery, which has raised the stock of these companies to ten and twenty times their values. The Milwaukee, Pr. du Chien and St. Paul Railroad is now the great thorough fare of the west, the management of this road, in every department is perfect, so much that an accident of any importance rarely occurs. The gentlemanly mana ger, S. S. Merrill, has a general supervi sion over the vhole line, and his main en deavors arc to make it what it is, both in speed, comfort and safety of travel, equal to any other road now runinng. The im mense amount of freight and passengers going ever this road daily, is indeed sur prising. It is by this route that all of our produce from northern Iowa, and a great portion of Minnesota finds an eastern mar ket, and much is due to this route for the rapid advancement and great wealth of our western domain.—Lansing Chronicle. True as preaching, but do not worship these iron-hearted, iron-roaded gentlemer. A mass of fuss, feathers and furbelows, with a considerable sprinkling of vanity and silly conceit. Is used by milliners, dry goods merchants and hair dressers to show off their wares to ad vantage. conglomeration of mock dig nity, conceit, smoke and boots: derisively styled the "Lord of Creation." Is a useful appendage to woman, and occupies the moments of which bis life is made up in twirling a cane, squinting through an eye glass, and cultivating a mustache. REFLECTION.—A certain green cus tomer, who was a stranger to mirrors, and who stepped into a cabin of one of our ocean steamers, stopped in front of a large pierglass which he took for a door, and seeing his own reflection, he said "I say, mister, when does this boat start?" Getting no answer from the dumb reflec tion before hiin, he again repeated "I say, mister, when does this ere boat start?" Incensed at the silent figure, he broke out, "Go to thunder, ye darned sassafras-col ored, shock-headed, bull-calf, you don't look as if you knew much anyhow 1 1 1 1 TRIM YOUR WICKS.—The New Orleans is gazing with pleasing wonder upon a chameleon alligatoi1. The two saloons in Salt Lake City pay Brigham Young $600 license per montb. An English paper speaks of New York as a "station on the notorious Erie Rail way." The total tonnage of the United States on the 1st of July, 18G8, was 4,318,000 tons. The Newsboys' Aid House in Philadel phia has grown into a "Young Men's Ilcme." The Agricultural Bureau at Washing ton has distributed 592,398 packages of seeds. A new building at the Hub will cost more than was paid for the whole State of Maine. A dandelion, full-blossomed beneath the snow, was plucked in Seymour, Conn., the other day. There are seventy-two Congregational churches in Ca!ifornis, with about 2,000 members. A disregard statute of Virginia imposes a fine of eighty-three cents for each oath utterercd. The New Orleans street railways offer $1,000 reward for the capture of the pen ny counterfeiters. It is about eighteen years since the ar tificial breeding of fish was first introduce ed into the Uuited States. A member of Williston Seminary re» cently ate thirty-two greening and Bald win apples in four hours on a bet. An agent of a New York jewelry house has collected two and a half bushels of moss agates in Utah, in six weeks. Twenty or more ladies have claimed a letter in the Altoona post-office, addressed to "the prettiest lady in Altoona." A Lowel mill agent has a telegraph wire from his bed to the mill. Wonder if he says his prayers per telegraph A Troy lawyer got for his fee in defend inga counterfeiter, fifty dollars in spuri ous money. "Honor among thieves The latest advice to young married folks, anxious for presents, is a "crockery wedding"—suggestive of broken vows, A prisoner at Rome, PIKE merit of "Barrett's Hair Restorative" is inside the bottle—not out tide* Tew Kowa and Itema following advice to persons who wish to see their writings in priht is decidedly the best thing on the subject wc have ever read. It is from the Marshall Times: coal oil fiend is killing its victims constantly. Anything which will avert the danger, should be known. The Burlington Argus says: "The explosion is caused by a practice of neglecting to cut off the charred por tions of the wick when the lamp is filled observation will show that in a few days' use, the wick becomes charcoal in compo sition for an inch below the top of the tube containing it, and after the lamps has burned a short time, the heated tube fires all the charred portion of the wick inside, and that sets the oil on fire below. This may be prevented by cutting off a sufficient portion of the charred wick each day after using the lamp." MODEL WILL.—The following is a copy of a will left by a man who chose to be his own lawyer "This is the last will and statement of me, John Thomas. I give all my things to my relations, to be divided among them the best way they can." "N. B.—If anybody kicks up'a row, or makes any fuss about it, he isn't to have anything. Signed by me, John Thomas." The Mormons intend to grow oysters in Salt Lake. Classical Montreal cills a skating rink a "glaciarum." There are only three families in the Yo Semite Valley. San Francisco has one million socks of wheat in store. The estimated cost of the Isthumus canal is one hundred million. A vein of coal has been discovered on a farm in Stoneham, Maine, York, with an ingenuity worthy of a better cause, nearly cut his throat with the lid of a tobacco box. A petrified head of an extinct animal, about the size of a dog's, with two pair of horns, has been found in Sullivan county, New York. The New Hampshire State Treasurer lately received a call from a gentleman who wanted to borrow a million dollars to use early the next asorning. He came Sioux the iu&ane asyluss. Dakota recognizes woman's right to vote and hold office. Why not. Ate not our Wives, sisters and mothers as "good" as civilized indians and negroes? A girl of 16 knows more at 15, than two mtn at 21. Wont the times be gay when tho young ladies require their beaux to vote this or that ticket on pain of love forfeiture. Glad we are old and hard-hearted St. Louis had 150 boats in trade, last season The Chinese Emperor i& 14—his nffianced only 11 Short coats are called the soul of wit—Brevity A "popular" ex pression is "God's mill grinds slowly, but well." We dont belieye He ever had a mill. What use is there in such trashy illustration. Gabriel, Michael, Peter, Paul ct at would look nice taking toll! A lady visitor asked a litile girl—the only person at home—"Why dont you ask me how I am "I dont care about knowing" was the reply When you are dead, people will praise you. Pork is much store attractive when slaughtered and cooked than it is in the brussel. No com parison, of course between porcine and hams, but the eulogy in either, seems generally to imply thai a post mortem, on the character of either develops more at tachment than a pre mortem. Congress has one hundred and ten bills befor it, and in the hands of its commit tees, asking aid to the Pacific Railroad schemes A miserly human moster, liv ing at Westport, Mo., the other day of fered to sell his little boy for srx dollars. There is u gentlcmam living in Chilli cotlie who was a member of the jtfry im-» punneled to try Aaron Burr for high trea son A gentleman dining the other day in Montgomery, Ala., put a fried oyster in his mouth, and, after biting it, found his mouth full of pearls A Portland, |je., mechanic has made a fine cambric needle which can be unscrcwed, and which jpn tains, in a hollow within, another sinall needle A New Orleans girl trie) to dissever her thread of life by hanajng herself with a cord attached to a hook in the ceiling. The cord was just too long, and in her struggles her heels rattled so loudly on the floor, that people came up and cut her dowm A man and wife who have thirty-one children, claiin'the "championship" in New York The Newport Xews puts its announcements of births under the head of "New Music." The receipts of tolls at the Rock Island bridges during the year 18G8 amounted to $7,491.81 The State debt of Kentucky is $1,905,894, and the cash in the treasu ry $1,192,425.98. The governor recom mends that the civil rights bill be tested in the supreme court. The valuation of Louisville is $03,343,074 The N. Y. Tribune now admits that the expenditures for the army during 1868 will be at least $123,000,000. Before the election all tho radical newspapers in the country declared that it would not amount to one-half that sum Work-horses, when in the stable, are better off without a blanket than with it. When driven hard and standing out, the blanket should be used A method of sewing boots and shoes with copper wire instead of the common thread has been patented, the advantage being that at a very small increase in expense the strength and durability of the work are much improved An Alabama editof, in puffing a grocery kept by a woman, fays: "Her tomatoes are as red as her own checks her indigo as blue as he? own eyes and her pepper as hot as her own temper." It is said that the best strawberry plants come from the third or fourth set of run ners, and that the first and second sets should be cut off. A Virginia farmer says that, with sheep and clover, he can make any land productive, unless it has the barrenness of the sands of Sahara A foolish man in New Haven, having bet on the election, complied with the terms of the wager by roosting all day at the top of a high tree Parsnips fifty-six inches long have been grown in Concord, N. II A homoeopathic horse-doctor thrown out his shingle in Baltimore "Do you keep accounts, Dick?" "Yes, I reckon." The largest steel-pec factory in the world, on the French coast, uses sixty tons of steel a month in this manu facture, and there are a dozen other houses whose product is not very much smaller. According to the statement of the public debt just made by Secretary Mc Culloch, the amount of the debt, less cash in the Treasury, is $2,540,207,201.03 Burglars made a heavy haul at St. Cathar ines, Canada, on the night of the 11th. They entertd the Bank of Montreal at that place, and robbed it of $50,000. Since the prohibitory liquor law has been in force in Maine, opium eating is said to have increased an alarming extent. "Why, Hans, you have the most ife minine cast of countenance I have ever seen." "Oh, yah," replied Hans "the reason of dat is because my mothers was a voomans." A New Hampshire editor, who has been keeping a record O^ig beets, announces at last that "iho,!^* that beat the beet that beat the otl)$r.ty^t, is now beaten by a beet that-beat$ beets, whether the original bect,-th.e»b#et that beat the beet, or the beet -thft&beat the beet that beat the beet." 01iv$Jjo« gan thinks that any woman who cna tect herself in a horse car is qualified^to vote, and exclaims, "Now, girls, be men!" When the women in the Madrid cigar factories lately mutinied, they went in a mob to the office of one of the Directors, demanding to be heard. He agreed to admit a committee of them, adding that they roust be the three oldest and ugliest of tho lot. The deputation was never sent The female clerks employed by a large dry-goods house in Boston get one per cent, on all their sales, besides regular daily wages. A crippled broker recently went home to his wife very much dejected. "What's the matter, my dear?" she usked. "I am ruined my love." "Ruined?" "Yes, ru ined, Erie-trievably." There are 2,112 ties in a mile of railroad track An ac tress, now the rage in Paris, in the extra vaganza, "Childeric," wears $60,000 worth of diamonds in one act, and $20,000 tur quoises in another There 1,911,564 let ters mailed at the Syracuse, N. Y., Post Office As people sprinkle the floors be fore they sweep them, so some ladies sprinkle their husbands with tears in order to saeep cash out of their pockets The Atlantic and Great Western Railway has passed into the hands of the Erie Rail- jrajr, Scar York.**." slt rinks because they're rinklincd "Cut ting off a-coupon from the marriage bond" is the ornamental synonym for having a baby "All dish fuss," said the He brew in the eating-house when a thunder storm came up, "shust pecause a poor Shew eats a bit of bacon." There are two periods in the life of man, at which he is too wise to tell woman tho exact truth: when he is in love—and when he isn't. A western paper, on the first of January said "Our article on the flight of time is necessarily omitted, owing to the ab sence of our flighty editor."' A Mr. Knox, of Cleveland, whittled with a com mon jack-knife a wooden chain eighteen feet long, with forty-nine links and a swivel in the centre The New York Sun remarks, in a funny vein, that in cold northern countries, by a wise provision of nature, the mountains urc clothed in "firs." The Columbus (Ohio) Journal pointedly remarks that '"every cord of wood given to the poor here, will be so much fuel saved from use in the other world." The underground railroad in New Yerk is dead Sweeden has abol ished flogging in the army Tho most bashful girl we ever knew was one who blushed when she was asked if sho had not been courting sleep The wedding dress of M'llc Candamo, a French lady, with a fortune of two millions, cost eleven thousand dollars A yearling baby was carried off two miles by an eagle in Ten nessee the other day AVhy would you expect most gardeners to be proud Be cause they are taught Haughty Culture. A popular organist in New York gets ono hundred dollars for performing at fashionable weddings Weston is said to have dropped his walk because the telegraph dropped him Home, the Spiritualist, is trying to mend his broken fortunes with new tricks. He now plays with red-hot coils and puts his head in the grate The appearance of beggars in the streets of Salt Lake City, is noted by a Utah journal as an evidence of "advanc ing civilization." In 1867,761.625.000 cigars were smoked in Paris A San Franciscan has invented an earthquake proof chimney A substance of a rather fine flavor and beautiful appearance is finding a ready sale as honey just now in Germany. This substitute for the genuine product of the bee-hive is simply starch converted into sugar by means of sulphur ic acid The Montreal merchants have resolved to export $2,000,000 worth of small silver coin to get rid of it The fiftieth anniversary of Odd Fellowship in the United States will be celebrated at Indianapolis, on the 26th of next April... A firm in New Hampshire select their employes from photographs sent in "by applicants. A darkey in Natches was boasting to a grocer of the cheapness of ten pounds of sugar he had bought at a rival store. "Let me wcia,h the package," said the grocer. The darkey assented, and it was found two pounds short. The colorod gentleman looked perplexed for a moment, and then eaid "Guess he didn't cheat dis child much for while he was gettin' de sugar I stole two pair of shoes." It costs a Calcutta Hindoo about a dollar and a half to have his body burned in good style Eight thousand four hundred and ninety nine vessels of all kinds arrived fat NewYoirkin 1868. No. as.—xervous haB debility, with' its many attendants, low spirits, depression, involuntary emissions, loss of semen, sper matorrhoea, loss of power, dizzy head, loss of memory and threatened impotence and imbecility, find a sovereign euro in Hum phrey's Homeopathic Specific No. Twenty eight. Composed of the most valuable mild and potent Curatives, they strike at once at the root of the matter, tone up the system, arrest the discharges, and impart vigor and energy, life and vitality to the entire man. They have cured thousands of cases. Price $5 per package of six boxes and vial, which is very important in obstin ate or old cases, or $1 per single box. Sold by All Druggists, and sent by mail on re ceipt of price. Address Humphreys' Specific Homeopathic Medicine Co., 562 Broadway, New fork. 032y San Francisco wants to have a World's Fair in 1870. A It 112 Dt At tUe rc*ii«ncp of M. K. Fi-nn, McGregor. Iowa on Jan. 14tli, 1869, by Rt-v. S. P. Sloan, CHARLES II. DICKEY, of llazle (Ji«n, llrkwart C., Iowa, and Mertie M. Sherman, of Brunswick, Ohio. I E At McQregar, Jan. 11th, SARAII, wife of Thomas Kelly, aged 32 years. The funeral sermon was preached at the Catholic Church by Rev. B.C. Lenahan, of this city, to a large circle of bereaved friends. A husband and four children are left to mourn the loss if a faithful wife and a fond mother. May tho Father of Mercies give the aged mother, husband, brothers and sisters strength to bear the great loss. They have the con solation of knowing that she lived a true Christian, and that she wu buried according to the rites of her church. M.L.R. pw JMiwtisemcutis. DONATION. The friends of Rev. W in. Cobb will make him a donation visit at tiie house of J. K .Corlett, inFarm orsburg, on Thursday alternoon and evening, Jan. 28, 1869. All arc invited. iiy order of Committee. 640 NOTICE Is hereby given that the undersigned has been ap pointed and duly qualified by he Circuit Court of Clayton County, Iowa, as Administrator of the Ks tute of ThomasO. Drips deceased, lute of said Count/. All persons indebted to said Ketate arc Notified to pay the sainu, and ull having claims againtt the same will present them for settlement duly authen ticated. A lministmtnr of the Estate of Thomas U. Drips, luted Jan. 7th, lMi'j. 4w0l0 OB.DXXTAHCX1 To vacate so much of the "Alley running through Ulock in James McOregor Jr.,s addition to Mc Gregor, an runs between Lots 14, 15, 16,17, on the oiiu side, and liots 18, lit, 20,-1 on the other. He It Ordained Jby the City Council, of the C.ty of McOregor. That whereas James 11 uell, the owner of I^ts 14. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. 20, 21. in Block 29, in Janiee McGregor Jr.'s Addition to McUregar, propo ses to enclose i-uid lots an a Park or ornanieuta! tnclos ure under the mitno of Monument Park. Therefore, Be it Ord lined that all that l'art of the Alley that runs b*t» een I.ots 14.15, lfi, 17 on the one side, and Lots IS, 19, "JO, 21 on the other side ol said A lley in Block 29 aforesaid be vacated, relinquished and aban doned as an alley or public street in order that said purpose may be ra Tied out. Knarted this 16th Day of January, A. D. 1RC9. D. BAUUII, Clerk. IIOMKK KENNEDY, Mayor. N E W A N K BANSZNO HOUSB OP PARMORTH & BROTHER, McGREGOR, IOWA. HAVE MONEY TO LOAN, RECEIVE DEPOSITS, WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING. EXCHANGE AND COLLECTION BUSINESS, THE SAME AS AN INCORPORATED BANK, AND ON MORE FAVORABLE TERMS. Notea aud Mortgages bought. Government Boudr, Gold and-Exchange bought and sold at best rates. FOREIGN DRAFTS BOUGHT AND SOLD. IItvin^ Ua 1 t'ii yutrs experience in b.inking, we will 1 pleased to have a share of the banking busi ness of McGregor and the surrounding country.— 411 Kuariintre hatiHfrctioi) with mi tuimor i-n- BOVISBBBPBM! BOVBZISZIZIPBaiS I MEN—WOMEN—AND CHILDREN MEN-WOMEN-AND CHILDREN! READ—READ. "Cooling to 8*1(1* and Horna," "Soothing to all painful wound, Ac," "Uniting to all Sorea Ulceri, Sc." "Costar's" BUCKTHORN Salve In the most extraordinary Salve ever known. Ita powor of Soothing ninl lfculing for all Cuta, liruiiea, Sort1*, Ulcers, Chapped Ilanda and Skin, for Sore Nipple*, for Piles, Ac., Ac.— U without a parallel.— One person »ays of it, "I would not be without a box in iny house, if ft cost $.r», or I had to travel all the way to New York for it." [N. Y. Evening Neva, Sept. 5.1 49*AU Drugeirtts in McUKKGOK veil it. Or address COSTAK," No. 10 Crosby St., N. V. "OO STAR'S" STANDARD PREPARATIONS AliK Costar's Beautifier! THE BITTER-SWEET AND ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Ono Dottle 81.00—Three for $'2.00. Costar's Rat, Roach, &cM ADDRESS Exterminators. Costar's Bed Bug Exterminators. Costaf's (only pure) Insect Powder. "Only Infallible Remedies known." "18 years established in New Yerk." "2,000 Boxes und Flanks nninufr.ctured daHft." "All Druggist* in McUHKtiOK sell them." "Heware! of spurious imitations." $1.00 sizes *ent by mail on reci ipt of price. $2.00 for any three $1.00 Biles by Kxpresi, Henry R. Costar, 10 Crosby St., N. Y,, or John E. Henry (Successorsto) Dcmana Barnes & Co., 21 Park Row, N.T. Sold In McGKEGOR by C32 T. W. WOOD. VIOX'S FLORAt GUIDE FOR T#69. The first edition of One Hundred Thousand of Vick's Illustrated Catalogue of Seeds and Guide in the Flower Oarden is now published. It makes a work of 100 puges, beautifully illustrated, with about 1 0 Fine ol Kn«ruvin£B of Flowers and Vegeta bles and iu Eluguut Colored Plate, A BOQUET OF FLOWERS. It is the most beautiful, as well as the moat In* •tractive Floral Ouide published, giving plain thorough directions for the and CULTURE OF FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES. The Floral Qiiiue is piiblibhed for the benefit of my customers, to whom it is sent free without applica tion, but will be forwarded to all Mho apply by mail, for Ten Cents, which is not half the cost. Address 638 JAMKS VICK, Rochester, N. Y. EVERY MAN With the COTTAGE PRESS and the printing material accompany ing it, every man can do his own printing neatly, quickly f-cheap ly. They are so simple in con struction, that a boy ten years old can managetlie largest size. Print ed Instructions are sent with each office, enabling the purchaser to get at work without a previous knowledge of printing. A circular coutainit full description, prices, testimonials, £c., sent free to all. Oar Specimen Sheets of type,cuta, Ac.,ten cents. MIS OWN DAVID WATSON, AGKNT FOR ADAMS PRESS CO., PRINTER. 26 CORTLANOT tTREET, New York* CHICAGO DOLLAR STORE! Tho immense success attanding our business in HOSTON the past live yearn, has induced us to estab lish a Hranch Store in Chicago, rendering it more ac cessible to the Western people, and also savinga large Kxprcssage. Our i oodn are all new and received di rect from the Manufacturers,consisting of nearly ev ery article desired for family use, such as Dry and Faacy Ooods, Boots and Shoes, Jewelry, l'lated Ware, Ac., &c. All articles sold for ONE DOLLAR EACH, *nd not to be paitl for until Know what you nre lo receive. CHECKS, goods, sent at tho rate of lu cautH each, to ay tor printing Ac. PRESENTS FltOM $:t to $100 SENT FREE TO AGKNTS. We are Agentn fur all the Muiiufaa* urers i n tho con "try. ClKCUliA It8 SUNT FRKK. Aleuts wanted in every town. Address CO., 158 Dearborn St., Box Ml'O. FARR& Chicago, in. p. o. 63a OVERCOATS!! Overcoats!! Overcoats!! In Endless Variety? AT Terry & Barnes* 18 and 18 &ANDOL7B ST., SUCCESSORS TO A. A.PVTNAM. BUSINESS SUITS!! BUSINESS SUITS I! Dress Suits!! v Dress suits! I AND A CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, As Low as the Lowest- TERRY & BARNES, 16 and 18 Randolph Street.* ]yG32 CHICAGO. FULL RETURNS!! AT TUE VILLAGE OK W. CRARY, ALLAMAKEE CO., IOWA, Situated on tho road from Postvllle to Waukon.or from Waukon to Postvllle—please take your choice— and you era luta the latwt •Ucttia ntarw at tk« store of CLEVELAND, LANKINS&CO. While listening to the political detail* of DOC. 1IENDRICK, the other partners aud assistant! will show you a large and handsome assortment of D1Y OOODS, GB.OGBHXS8, 900ZS and SHOSS, JPATS and CAVS, PB.UOS, aSSDXCXXTAX. ZiiQuoms, II tuiinrtr ar.nw.'i tii a pjuj i.ai»tii§p flttS&CHAJf DXSSf im4 a General Stock, generally, of all desirable Win ter goods. The reput.xtion of the House for probity is a guar antee of fairness as to pries. M—II GOODYKOONTS, have a GRIST MILL in operation, doln* pood work. Customers to the Store and to the Mill can buy Goods, get their Grists and sell their Produae all on one trip, Good prices pledged for all the farmers have to Sell. Try this hi in and hold fast to that whiuh ia K"od. 6Si MjroaDec. eratum in Sewing. 1 1ST DRY GOODS. purchase now. EAT, DRINK II And be MBRRV, for to-morrow you die. This Is what is sai4 in Scripture aal Church & Bidwell In riow of this order have ftllad tbalr fear 8tor, with a deairabl, itock of FAMILT SUPPLIES From Ohio, MiobifU a»l V«w T«rk, rack llftf inntanca,. Apple Sauce, Apple Batter, SO Barrels Dried Apples, REMOVED! WATCHES, Several Barrels of Older, Some Boxes of snperior Sage Cheese, and other Cheeses, at SLetail or by Quantity*. Yhey Bny and Sell Hi the POULTRY and Wild that comes to hand, and all the BATABLBS that are brought to market by Iowa Farmers. Beat Prices Paid for home products, Reasonablo Profits charged, and Goods Doliveredio City easterners FHEE. CHURCH & BIDWELL, Silver-ware and Jewelry SEWING MACHINES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS French Richmond Having purchased the building known as the "Commercial College Block," have re-fitted the same in an elegant man ner expressly for their business, to which they have moved their stock. They beg to inform the public this time that they are now Permanently Located and Mean BUSINESS They are receiving^ "Piles upon Piles" of New Goods for the which they propose to SELL SO CLOSE TO COST that nothing but their Large Sales permit them to live. An examination of their stock will convince the public that nothing like it has ever been presented in this market.— As each one of the firm has had a practical experience at the business for over 20 years, they need but little help, pay no rents, mOBASB TBBZB. GOODS BZKBOTLT OF BCAJTOrAff* mBM Ain ZMPO&TS&S, Pay no tribute to 2d Class Chicago Houses, they think they can supply the wants of all who desire THE CHOICEST GOODS IN THE MARKET AT THE LOWEST RATES. Engraving and Watch-making are delicate Arts which they profess in all their departments. THEY HAVE JUST TAKEN THE AGENCY OF THE AMERICAN-COMBINA TION, BUTTON-HOLE, OVER-SEAMING AND LOCK-STITCH SEWIISTG MACHI3NTB! This Machine is in this Scientific Nineteenth Century what the Railway and the Telegraph is in Locomotion and the transmission of Thought—The without Examining it. .iU Close Buyers of Choice Goods should not fttfl to Examine our stock before purchasing. Remember the Place, "Commercial Colleg-e Block," opposite Bar ron's and Dearborn 6L LOW'S, 635 FRENCH & RICHMOND. Carpets, &c., at ^TR.OIJSEl cfe ROWS!. Spefijal attention called to our Stock of CARPETS!! Which we offer at OKBATUT RlfiVOSS Parties who may need Carpets la the spring will Ao well to 888 ZOWA. Great Desid The Simplicity, Ease and Cer tainty with which it operates, as well as the uniform ex cellence of its work throughout the entire range of Sew ing—Stitching, Hemming, Felling, Tucking, Cording, Braiding, Quilting, Gathering, Sewing and Over-seaming, Embroidering on the edge and its beautiful Button-hole and Eylet-hole work, places it unquestionably FAR IN ADVANCE of any similar invention. Don't purchase McOregor, Zowa. REDUCTION I E S OP Notions, Hoisery, Kly there without delay i. THE DOCTOR S BEST ADVICfi* "How cold I f.el.md how I shake!" fried Duuiple, "1 must sorely t«k* Advice or else get ill •For, as well, I call to mind, Alost ailiueuts of a serious kin4 Begin with a chill." j£age Doctor 8. arrives, and welt •\om he prescribe but, sad to tfBar', Each miiture Is in vain, quits liia patient in despair 4|iut this poor Duniple canu'jt hear, And flins to Liw again. •'Once more," cries D.,"exwrt J'our (kill ~Co me this ha'eful chill— see now how 1 shake. rheridJustof Doctor mused, "11a! yen, indeed, vc hit it—'tis warm clothes yon needp More vital licHt to make This aeason for such garb does call A* you will And at ABHM. KOUM'S, phere Duniplo went, uewrobed his fomr once hi* heart and limbs grew warm,' And he felt well and gay. THE BEST STYLE CLOTHING IN THE CITY, THE BEST MADE CLOTHING IN THE CITfc. THE BEST ASSORTMENT IN THE CUT. THE LOWEST PRICES IN THE CITY FOR SAM? QUALITY OF GOODS. I have In ,tore and constantly receiving every So* scripthion of Clothing for MeuV Youth's and Boys' wear. Also, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, BATS A» OAPS, Trunks, Valises, &c. The style of workmanship of our garment* It passed ly nou« and equalled ly few, All prices Hnteed lower tlmn the lowest elsewhere. Also new and choice styles in the Piece to be made to ordf r. Abrm. Xohn, Me. 1 B'ock, Main Street, 1)1 McGBEGOft, IOWA.